How to Make the Perfect Avocado Toast in 10 Minutes – Cooking in College

April 6, 2018

If you’ve read my post on my previous adventures in cooking here, you’ll know that me + the kitchen is just not a compatible match. I’m pretty sure my stove and I would swipe left on each other on Tinder if we could. Despite my previous cooking woes, I can make the perfect avocado toast in just 10 minutes. Being constantly on the go, I’ve been known to skip breakfast or just to grab the first Think Thin bar I can find in my cupboards before running out the door. This recipe is so fast and easy, plus it tastes amazing! It’s my favorite breakfast for sure, and it’s perfect for anyone in college who’s just trying to get the hang of cooking {like myself. Although I can’t really say that I’m still making an effort to, either}.


This recipe only takes 10 minutes if even {I timed it}, and requires just four ingredients!


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  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1-2 large or extra large eggs
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • Your choice of bread
  • Optional: Salt and pepper



I discovered poached eggs in London, while having breakfast at the most wonderful little hotel! Since then, I’ve been obsessed, and they make the perfect addition to a piece of avocado toast. I’ve found that simple avocado on toast isn’t always the smartest way to eat. Adding in an egg or two for a boost of protein is a great way to get some much-needed energy to start your day! Unlike scrambled eggs or an omelette, poached eggs have no added ingredients — just a little bit of vinegar in boiling water to help them come together! This makes them an incredibly healthy way to eat eggs. I always compare eating a poached egg to getting a warm egg hug, but that’s just me. Regardless, one or two eggs on top of your toast — it’s completely your choice!


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Start by filling your pot with about 1.5 inches of water. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to the water, and set it to boil. The vinegar changes the pH balance of the water, allowing the eggs to solidify when you drop them in later! My water took seven minutes to boil.



Alright, you’ve got seven minutes to get the rest of this together, which is plenty of time! Take a slice of bread and pop it in the toaster. I totally didn’t think things through, and bought unsliced bread at Whole Foods even though I don’t have a bread knife, so my bread looks a little rough, but hey, it tastes the same. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


After your bread is ready and toasted, take it out, and spread your 1/4 of an avocado on top of it {believe it or not, the serving size of an avocado is a quarter of an avocado}! I do this by slicing the avocado while it’s still in the skin, then scooping it out with a knife, so it’s arranged more in slices than it is a spread on top of the toast. I just find avocado tricky to spread if it isn’t really ripe.


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Crack {one or} two eggs into a small bowl, and wait the extra minute for your water to start boiling!


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Poach the eggs

Poaching eggs is a lot easier than it looks. Seriously. If I can do it, you definitely can too! Bring your boiling water down to a simmer {I have a difficult time telling what’s actually a simmer and what’s not, so I’ve found that leaning towards more bubbles vs. flat water is optimal}. Stir the water with a wooden spoon in a circular direction. This will help to egg form into a more rounded shape.


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Ugh, I know. Flash photography is not my friend aethetically, but it was the only way I could capture this!

Drop in your eggs, paying close attention to what time they enter the water. Poach the eggs for three minutes only, no more. It’s better to take them out at two or two and a half minutes than it is to take them out at four. I once waited too long to take them out, and instead of having that bright yellow, gooey, egg hug yolk, I got partially hard boiled pale yellow yolk. Use a slotted spoon to take them out so the water drains, then place them on the toast, add a little salt and pepper, and serve! If your yolk has wispy whites around it, you can take a scissors and cut them off, but that’s purely an aesthetic choice.


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Aww just look at that warm egg hug



Being as avocado toast obsessed as I am, I’ve tried a lot of different variations on it! My favorites include topping the avocado with chia seeds, or radish and arugula sprouts before placing the egg. If you’re looking to add an additional health kick, go for the chia seeds!






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3 comments so far.

3 responses to “How to Make the Perfect Avocado Toast in 10 Minutes – Cooking in College”

  1. Perfect easy recipe! I love avocado toast!! I could eat this everyday if the price of avocados wasn’t so high at times.Thanks for sharing!

  2. Darrian says:

    Avocado Toast is so delicious!
    Your recipe looks so simple and easy, I’m definitely going to have to try it out!
    I’ll be sharing your post in my Saturday Morning Coffee post this morning!

    Darrian |

  3. oh! About to make some right now! Thanks for sharing babe!

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